Current Employment
Design & Communications Director– Mission San Luis (Living History Museum)  2009-Present

Previous Employment
Senior Museum Exhibit Designer – Synergy Design Group    2001-2008
    (Designer and illustrator for cultural history and natural science exhibits)
Design Supervisor/Museum Exhibit Designer/Artist – Museum of Florida History    1992-2000
Free-lance Illustrator & Designer - Clients Locally & Nationally
Also: Graphic Artist, Art Instructor, Art Lecturer, and Art Workshop Leader

Education
BA with HONORS in Visual Art               1978
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

Visual Communications Certificate                1984
Mirror Lake Tomlinson Education Center   St. Pete, FL

Art Media
Graphite, scratchboard, and colored-pencil drawings.
Painting/collage/constructions in a variety of media including encaustic.

Awards  (Fine Art)
Art in Gadsden    Honorable Mention    2007    
Judge - Mark Messersmith, Florida State University

Raymond James Invitational Show    Merit Award    1984
Judge - Richard Madigan, Norton Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

Raymond James Invitational Show    Second (2-D)    1982
Judge - Peter Morrin, Atlanta High Museum    

Festival of States Juried Show    Merit Award    1981
Judge - Richard Madigan, Norton Gallery

Eckerd College Library Painting Contest    First (Painting)    1978


Awards  (Exhibit and Graphic Design)

American Graphic Design Award    
Elliott Museum Capital Campaign    2008

American Graphic Design Award    
World War II Traveling Exhibit    2006

American Graphic Design Award
Nashville Zoo Interpretive Signage    2004

UniSource Paper Company    First Place
Card Design Contest    2000

Southeastern Museums Conference     First Place
Curator’s Committee Exhibit Award    1999

Southeastern Museums Conference    Gold Award
Poster Design    1993

Tomlinson Visual Communications Portfolio Contest    First Place
Judges - Community Art Directors    1984


Selected Fine Art Exhibitions

PEEP: Pop Up Art Show - Invitational
Ivory Tower Collective    Tallahassee, FL    2014

Artist’s League Annual Show - Juried
MoFA Florida State Univ.    Tallahassee, FL    2013/2014

Art in Gasden Annual Show - Juried
Gasden Arts Center    Quincy, FL    2007

Eckerd College Alumni Show - Juried
Arts Center    St. Petersburg, FL    2004

Jan Wiley & Irene Trakas – Two-person Show
Elliot Gallery, Eckerd College    St. Petersburg, FL    1996

Southern Women - Invitational
LeMoyne Art Foundation    Tallahassee, FL    1994

Creatrix - Invitational
Space Gallery    Tallahassee, FL     1994     

Creative Tallahassee - Juried Show
City Hall Gallery    Tallahassee, FL    1992

Lives Converging - Three-person Show
Wright Art Center, Delta State University , Cleveland, MS    1991

Cultural Resources - Juried
621 Gallery    Tallahassee, FL     1991

Jan Wiley, Michael Irizarry, Charles Woodbery
621 Gallery    Tallahassee, FL    1990

Unspoken Themes - Solo Show
Albany Museum of Art    Albany, GA    1989

Contradictions:  Selected Works - Invitational
The Warehouse    Tallahassee, FL    1988

WFSU-TV Festival of the Arts - Juried
Tallahassee, FL    1988

Figure Alternatives - Juried
The Warehouse    Tallahassee, FL    1987

No Middle Ground - Solo Show
UnderLying Gallery    Atlanta, GA    1987

Pensacola National Figure Exhibition - Juried
Visual Arts Gallery    PJC, Pensacola, FL    1987

Artists’ League Exhibition - Juried
Florida State U. Gallery    Tallahassee, FL    1986-89

Southern Changes - Juried
City Hall Gallery    Tallahassee, FL    1985/1986

1985 Tampa Triennial - Juried
Tampa Museum    Tampa, FL    1985

WCA Closet Art - Juried
Soho South Contemporary Art Gallery    Safety Harbor, FL    1984

Parade of Prizewinners Invitational
Long Boat Key Arts Center    Long Boat Key, FL    1984

Portraits & Self-Portraits Invitational
Elliot Gallery, Eckerd College    St. Pete, FL    1983

Painting Southeast - Miriam Shapiro, Juror
Florida Gulf Coast Arts Center    Belleair, FL    1983

Art Harvest - Juried
Outdoor Juried Show    Dunedin, FL    1982/1983

The Raymond James Invitational Show
Raymond James & Associates    St. Pete, FL    1982-84

Four Fiber Artists
Lynch Gallery, SPJC    St. Pete, FL    1982

Mainsail Arts Festival
Outdoor Juried Show    St. Pete, FL    1982-84

The Two Centers Show - Juried
USF Bayboro Gallery    St. Pete, FL    1981-84

The New Self-Portraiture - Juried    
Artist Alliance Gallery    Tampa, FL    1980

Solo Show - Invitational
Municipal Gallery    St. Petersburg, FL    1978

 

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